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Grammatical quibble

By mjmarcus ·
Just a little pet peeve of mine is use of the word "comprise", which means to contain, encompassed, or be composed of. Most people interchange "comprise" with "compose" when they are actually opposites.
In "Personal Success", you say: "had an input-output system comprised of only switches and blinking lights". This is an incorrect usage - you could say "composed of only switches and blinking lights" or you could say "comprising only switches and blinking lights".
Bad trivia geek!

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I'm a loser!

by ITgirli In reply to I am impressed

I have no life! I can't help it. I just find reading much more enjoyable than dealing with people. Who needs friends when one has books? Though, I think it might explain why I am crazy.
hehehe hahaha (mumbles to self)

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In NO WAY

by jdclyde In reply to I am impressed

have you EVER sounded even remotly like what I would concider a loser.

Sure, maybe not overly social, but that doesn't make someone a loser.

Matter of fact your biggest flaw is living in the wrong state! Don't worry, be happy. You sound just great!

One of my favorite quotes that I live by is "Don't judge me by your standards".

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a generation thing

by ITgirli In reply to I am impressed

Actually I like the quote from The Bloodhound Gang "And I don't give a d@mn if you don't like me, 'cause I don't like you 'cause you're not like me." It's funny. I'm not really a social person. I prefer the company of a few good friends. And I was joking about being a loser. My imaginary friends say I'm super cool!

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the voices

by jdclyde In reply to I am impressed

aren't always as bad a thing as people make them out to be.

I too have three people in my life that I would trust with my life.

The rest are just aquantances or less.

They say when things get bad you find out who your friends are, I know who my friends are.

Value the people who like you for the geek that you are, not the person they think you could become.

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My new favorite quote....

by Jessie In reply to I am impressed

Saw this on a goth girl's t-shirt the other day while standing in line at the drug-store to get my prenatal vitamins, (feeling like a loser cuz the only maternity clothes I can afford come in pastel cutesie colors)

You laugh because I'm different. I laugh because you're all the same.

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yep

by ITgirli In reply to I am impressed

I only have two friends that I would trust with my life. One is a cousin of mine. The other is my best friend, though he's been a bit of an arse lately.

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Jessie

by ITgirli In reply to I am impressed

I have that quote in a frame hanging on my wall.

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R U Goth?

by jdclyde In reply to I am impressed

ItGirli?

The thing that does make me laugh about the goths is to be individuals they all look the same?

Just say you like a look because following ANY trend is still being a follower of a group and not an individual.

Or am I just missing something?

I see lots of this as I go to the metal fests down in Detroit a lot. Usually just coming from work and I am the only one that looks like an individual! Lol!

When the norm becomes the exception.....

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Goth:

by Jessie In reply to I am impressed

I can't speak for ITgirli, but AFAIC, the Goth black clothing is an outward expression of an inward "differentness" There are, after all, only so many colors in the rainbow. Black, being the colour (nod to our English friends) of mourning, is representative of the mourning a Goth feels for the rest of society and their seeming desire to keep the peace at whatever the cost to their humanity.

I'm not a Goth myself, but I can certainly understand their viewpoint.

We were at the zoo yesterday with the kids, and walking past a pen of wild birds, overheard a "yuppie-type" exclaim to his wife, "Have you ever wondered why they don't just fly away?" My hubby bellowed, "Batter UP!" (meaning knock his F#$%@n block off!) which earned us several curious stares, but at least we both got a good chuckle.

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Not Goth

by ITgirli In reply to I am impressed

I'm truly more of a hippie born 30 years too late.

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